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Aim Crime

Small aim is a crime; have great aim.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Aim Crime

Small aim is a crime.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Concrete Vague

For though we often need to be restored to the small, concrete, limited, and certain, we as often need to be reminded of the large, vague, unlimited, unknown.

- A. R. Ammons

Very Models

To develop drugs for people, we basically dismantle the system. In the lab, we look at things the size of a cell or two. We dismantle life into very small models.

- Aaron Ciechanover

Big Competing

The chances of Israeli science competing with big American science are small. For almost 15 years, we had no competition.

- Aaron Ciechanover

Films Sundance

What's so great about Sundance is that they only accept such a small handful of films per year for dramatic competition, so you know when you're going to Sundance that you're going to see top-quality projects.

- Aaron Paul

Over Very

I grew up all over Idaho - I was born in Emmett, a very small town.

- Aaron Paul

Love Studio

I always gravitate towards the independent side of things, just because those are the stories I always fall in love with, but you don't really get paid, and living in Los Angeles is expensive, and I have a mortgage to pay. So it's good to jump onto a studio film and then in all my other time do small passion projects.

- Aaron Paul

Change Thoughtful

Don't ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it's the only thing that ever has.

- Aaron Sorkin

Idea Very

I find television, and particularly live television, very romantic: the idea that there is this small group of people, way up high, in a skyscraper in the middle of Manhattan, beaming this signal out into the night.

- Aaron Sorkin

Instance Set

We're about to shoot an episode on Air Force One, for instance, and we're going to take liberties, small liberties, with Air Force One, as we take small liberties with our White House set.

- Aaron Sorkin

Read I Write

Normally, I just sit in my quiet little room and do the small things that bring me pleasures. I read my books, I answer email, I write a little bit.

- Aaron Swartz

Forced Supportive

I did swimming, gymnastics, dance, and the acting was just a small part. I didn't have pushy parents; it wasn't forced upon me. They just said, 'See if you like it. If you do, great; if you don't, don't worry about it.' I was really fortunate to have that guidance and supportive parents.

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

College Amount

After 9/11, the amount of applicants the FBI received increased exponentially. Whereas you used to require a college degree, and it was a small group of people who were just out of college, after 9/11, it changed.

- Aaron Tveit

Entertainment Before

I grew up in a small town in Alabama, and there wasn't much in the way of entertainment, so like our older siblings before us, we drove our pickup trucks out into the hayfield and lit a bonfire.

- Abbi Glines

Explain Components

We must break problems down into small, digestible bits. We must define the concepts that we use and explain what components they consist of. We must tackle small problems.

- Abdolkarim Soroush

Very Very Early Age

A small child from a developing country has the advantage, from a very early age, of having access to toys which structure his mind, which constitute a sure advantage over the little African child who has never even held a modern toy.

- Abdoulaye Wade

Making Set

We set up a small bitcoin and ethereum mining operation... that miraculously now is actually making a lot of money.

- Abigail Johnson

Impact Even

Even a small reduction in errors and rework can have a significant impact.

- Abigail Johnson

May Which

As far as I know, only a small minority of mathematicians, even of those with Platonist views, accept the idea that there may be mathematical facts which are true but unknowable.

- Abraham Robinson

Islam Number

The Prophet defeated the enemies of Islam even when he and his followers were small in number.

- Abu Bakar Bashir

Interpreting Works

I wish to add my mite towards expounding & interpreting the Almighty, & his laws & works, for the most effective use of mankind; and certainly, I should feel it no small glory if I were enabled to be one of his most noted prophets (using this word in my own peculiar sense) in this world.

- Ada Lovelace

Voice Made

For any movement to gain momentum, it must start with a small action. This action becomes multiplied by the masses, and is made tangible when leadership changes course due to the weight of the movement's voice.

- Adam Braun

Pretty Very

Wikipedia is kind of extreme, where a very, very small group of people contribute pretty much everything.

- Adam D'Angelo

Been In The Past

In the past, there hasn't been much reliable information about startups and small businesses available online. It's information that's really valuable, and it's information that people want to share.

- Adam D'Angelo

Bad Astronauts

I was living in a small town in Indiana working as a telemarketer and a vacuum salesman. I was really bad: the vacuums seemed to always be falling apart. Every time I did a demonstration, I'd say, 'This is the material the astronauts used on Apollo 13.' And no sooner had that come out of my mouth, something would malfunction.

- Adam Driver

Six Town

I was born in California. When I was six, we moved to a small town in northern Indiana called Mishawaka.

- Adam Driver

Other Very

When you go to Best Buy and see a DVD of your movie, you think it's amazing. But then there's a whole other world that comes with it. It's a very small percent that's difficult, stalker-like, or annoying. Most people are just so gracious and so nice. As cheesy as it sounds, that's the thing that really keeps you going.

- Adam Green

Bathtub Greek

I like to read in the bathtub. Ideally, that bathtub would be located on a small Greek island.

- Adam Mansbach

Lunch Other

The small businessman is smart; he realizes there's no free lunch. On the other hand, he knows where to go to get a good inexpensive sandwich.

- Adam Osborne

College Iowa

I was born in Chicago, then I spent most of my youth in Joliet, Illinois which is about thirty minutes south, and I went to a military academy for high school in Wisconsin. Then I went to college, on a basketball scholarship to a small school in Iowa, so I'm like Mr. Midwest.

- Adam Rapp

Big Films

When you're making under-million-dollar films, it becomes so much about actors' availability. When you're using big actors for small films, you're in second or third position to the big monoliths.

- Adam Rapp

Quantum Mechanics

One of the most exciting things about dark energy is that it seems to live at the very nexus of two of our most successful theories of physics: quantum mechanics, which explains the physics of the small, and Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, which explains the physics of the large, including gravity.

- Adam Riess

Mistakes Will

Keep your eyes open. Make mistakes - because you will anyway - and remember that small stuff stinks but that it's also essential.

- Adam Sadowsky

Play Famous

I'm not comfortable being around too many people. I don't like being out in public too much. I don't like going to bars. I don't like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don't always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.

- Adam Sandler

Think Reason

The skeptical community is absolutely near and dear to the 'Mythbusters' heart and there's no small reason that they've embraced us. That's our people. That's the way we like to think.

- Adam Savage

Been Tap

Saxon, if you are unfamiliar, is a British heavy-metal band that has been around since the mid-'70s and was in no small part the inspiration for Spinal Tap.

- Adam Schlesinger

Watches TV

'Parks and Rec' is definitely a mainstream show - the group that watches it on TV on Thursday night is small, but the audience that watches it on things like Hulu, Netflix, and Tivo is enormous.

- Adam Scott

Next Big

A lot of people ask me, 'Are you going to do a sequel to 'The Guest' or 'You're Next?' - those movies weren't financially viable, so even though there are a lot of fans of it, it'd be a pretty small market we'd be appealing to. It's got to be a big hit for you to really justify that.

- Adam Wingard

Career Baltimore

I feel like I grew up in the investment business. My dad was at T. Rowe Price his whole career. We lived in Baltimore and had a small social circle, so most of my dad's friends also worked for T. Rowe.

- Adena Friedman

United Attended

The whole basis of the United Nations is the right of all nations - great or small - to have weight, to have a vote, to be attended to, to be a part of the twentieth century.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Funding Capital

We own only a small percentage in Omnivore, but we manage it. It is basically a venture capital fund to help newer enterprises and provide them with the funding they require in their early stages of development.

- Adi Godrej

Journey However

The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Grateful My Life

'Grateful' is a small word to express my gratitude, as God has blessed me with so many opportunities to restart my life.

- Adnan Sami

Humble Through

I want to be able to touch people's heart through my music. I want to bring a smile on every face. In my own humble, small way, I want to touch lives.

- Adnan Sami

Very Part

Does it follow that the house has nothing in common with art and is architecture not to be included in the arts? Only a very small part of architecture belongs to art: the tomb and the monument. Everything else that fulfils a function is to be excluded from the domain of art.

- Adolf Loos

Always Big One

I don't know really. I've always been interested in the small picture instead of the big one, and I've always been interested in relationship pictures.

- Adrian Lyne

Love Some

You never know when some small thing will lead to a big idea. Travel is very inspirational - but it's in the ordinary that I find my themes of love and work and family.

- Adriana Trigiani

Objects Going

Everything has to be clean and orderly when I sit down to write. I have candles going, and small objects that remind me of what I am working on, or bring me into the world of the character.

- Adriana Trigiani

Inspirational Grow

From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow.

- Aeschylus

Inspirational How

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

- Aesop

Success Is However

The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.

- Aesop

Play Country

Holland is a really small country, but with a very strong club and festival scene. Dance music has been huge in Holland since the late eighties. So there were a lot of opportunities for producers and DJs to release records and play live.

- Afrojack

Leader Very

I joined another circle and the leader gave us a little leaflet in very small print, asking us to read it carefully and then come prepared to ask questions. It was a technical Marxist subject and I did not understand it nor did I know what questions to ask.

- Agnes Smedley

Very Treated

In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding various Socialist or radical newspapers, tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper. The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories.

- Agnes Smedley

Some Tens

The liberation movement which I led in Algeria, the organization that I created to fight the French army, was at first a small movement of nothing at all. We were but some tens of people throughout Algeria, a territory that is five times the size of France.

- Ahmed Ben Bella

Country Entangled

Syria may appear to be a small country, but it is just the type of entangled conflict that can lead to a world catastrophe. It does not take much imagination to see Syria as the Sarajevo of the 21st century, leading to world war.

- Ahmed Zewail

Tourism Cent

Egypt does not possess rich natural resources. Its agricultural area is relatively small - less than 10 per cent of the total land. Its growth relies on tourism, Suez Canal tariffs, and foreign investment.

- Ahmed Zewail

Artist Sold

When I first heard Ray Charles, he was a flop artist on a small label in California. He hadn't sold any records. And I bought his contract for $2,500.

- Ahmet Ertegun

Country Notorious

This nation is notorious for its ability to make or fake anything cheaply. 'Made-in-China' goods now fill homes around the world. But our giant country has a small problem. We can't manufacture the happiness of our people.

- Ai Weiwei

I Think Wear

I think it's a different experience for plus-size women in film and television to get clothes for events. It's just not as welcoming for us to get cool clothes that are, like, equal in glamour, in style, to what, I am going to say, 'small size' co-stars get to wear.

- Aidy Bryant

Big Classes

Dartmouth is a small school with high-caliber teaching. Our classes were all taught by professors, not teaching assistants. I felt like that was a school where I could make a big splash. The opportunities would be grander and more robust for me there than at a school with 40,000 students.

- Aisha Tyler

Mind Very

I didn't mind being in a school with a small African-American population. The African-American-community was very tight, and that was great. But I also wanted to interact with other types of folks.

- Aisha Tyler

Makeup Attractive

I was thin and didn't realize how small I was - I was, like, 96 pounds when I got signed. You don't want to be 96 pounds. It's not attractive. I didn't know how to do my hair and makeup. I was such a tomboy.

- AJ Lee

Some Other

There are two types of films - one made by the big-time producers, the other is low budget stuff made by some producers who make films for the heck of it, they complete their films for small amounts, sell it at low costs with almost no publicity.

- Ajay Devgan

Political Reach

As a source of innovation, an engine of our economy, and a forum for our political discourse, the Internet can only work if it's a truly level playing field. Small businesses should have the same ability to reach customers as powerful corporations. A blogger should have the same ability to find an audience as a media conglomerate.

- Al Franken

Small Businesses

Small businesses should have the same ability to reach customers as powerful corporations. A blogger should have the same ability to find an audience as a media conglomerate.

- Al Franken

Career I Think

I think the World Cup is going to be bigger than what a lot of people are anticipating. At this stage in my career, when there is an opportunity, albeit a small one, of being on the team, what a great way to possibly end my career.

- Al Leiter

Trust Anybody

Never say 'no' to pie. No matter what, wherever you are, diet-wise or whatever, you know what? You can always have a small piece of pie, and I like pie. I don't know anybody who doesn't like pie. If somebody doesn't like pie, I don't trust them. I'll bet you Vladimir Putin doesn't like pie.

- Al Roker

Celebrity Country

I started from nothing in Lichtenstein. The country is so small, and the only 'celebrity' type people who are from there are skiers.

- Al Walser

Some North America

I own almost 100 hotels in North America. Some of them are only in management, but some of them we have some small stakes in them.

- Al-Waleed bin Talal

Clients Counseling

Therapy and counseling can do wonderful things for people. But they have emerged so far as what are sometimes called 'cottage industries' - that is, as individuals or small groups offering generally quite expensive services to a few clients.

- Alain de Botton

Very Fooling

I was foreign and Jewish, with a funny name, and was very small and hated sport, a real problem at an English prep school. So the way to get round it was to become the school joker, which I did quite effectively - I was always fooling around to make the people who would otherwise dump me in the loo laugh.

- Alain de Botton

My Life Nevertheless

What I do know from my life is the phenomenon of saying, 'This is too small a thing to argue about', but then nevertheless finding oneself in that argument.

- Alain de Botton

Rather Bothers

What bothers me is that there is so much emphasis on food, rather than gathering and meeting - so that there is all this effort in creating the right food, whereas the food is only a small part of whether the encounter is successful or not.

- Alain de Botton

Away Couple

The romantic person instinctively sees marriage in terms of emotions, but what a couple actually gets up to together over a lifetime has much more in common with the workings of a small business. They must draw up work rosters, clean, chauffeur, cook, fix, throw away, mind, hire, fire, reconcile, and budget.

- Alain de Botton

Been Accorded

Small issues are really just large ones that haven't been accorded the requisite attention.

- Alain de Botton

Seasons Think

I think the French and the Japanese are both obsessed by seasons, small producers, freshness.

- Alain Ducasse

Role Plays

I did a little film called 'Nina,' a small role. I played a French girl who was a nurse to Nina Simone. Zoe Saldana plays Nina.

- Alaina Huffman

Big Some

You have to think of your career the way you look at the ocean, deciding which wave you're gonna take and which waves you're not gonna take. Some of the waves are going to be big, some are gonna be small, sometimes the sea is going to be calm. Your career is not going to be one steady march upward to glory.

- Alan Arkin

Obey Set

We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.

- Alan Bennett

Purpose Country

When Edna O'Brien's first novel, 'The Country Girls,' was published in 1960, her family and neighbors in the small Irish village where she was born tossed copies into a bonfire expressly set for that horrifying purpose.

- Alan Cheuse

Very Movie

Sometimes with people I know, they're playing the hunky action guy and there's resistance to them coming out because it's so connected to straight masculinity. There's a plastic kind of movie star who has a very short shelf with very small kind of ambition. I see that but I still don't agree with it.

- Alan Cumming

Play North

Growing up in Georgia, I used to think people up north or out west were so different. They're really not. They're just regular people who live in small towns. They grow up and try to raise families and have a job and go to church and play softball. It's that way everywhere.

- Alan Jackson

Parts How

I don't care how small the parts are, as long as they're good.

- Alan Ladd

Some Margins

There's a widespread cultural barrenness across art and political culture. But there are some pockets of resistance on the extreme margins, like the techno-savvy protest movements, small press, the creator-owned comics, that seem to be getting some signs of hope for the future.

- Alan Moore

Hands Delicate

Three children have become adults since a phone call with Jo Rowling, containing one small clue, persuaded me that there was more to Snape than an unchanging costume, and that even though only three of the books were out at that time, she held the entire massive but delicate narrative in the surest of hands.

- Alan Rickman

Sometimes Big

Just because Pluto or comets aren't as big as Jupiter doesn't mean they are not scientifically important - indeed, just the reverse is often true. Sometimes, great things come in small packages.

- Alan Stern

Half Fact

Pluto is still active four and a half billion years into its history. It was expected that small planets like Pluto would cool off long ago and not still be showing geological activity. Pluto is, in fact, showing numerous examples of geological activity on a massive scale across the planet.

- Alan Stern

Think Implications

One of the implications of the discovery of the Kuiper Belt and its many small planets is that many scientists now think of the solar system as having not two but three zones.

- Alan Stern

New Very

New Horizons is a very high-tech, small, roughly 1,000-pound spacecraft with the most powerful battery of scientific instrumentation ever brought to bear on a first reconnaissance mission.

- Alan Stern

Career Been

My father was placid and easygoing. He owned a small shoe store where I helped out on Saturdays. I think he'd have been pleased if I'd made a career of working in the shoe store. But my mother was ambitious. She encouraged us to read books, and she pushed us toward a musical education.

- Alan W. Livingston

Part Favorite Part

My favorite part of my appearance is my height. I'm five foot one and I feel feminine being small.

- Alanna Ubach

Stopped Discovering

The old fiction room at my high school was a small box of wonders, and no matter how long I spent investigating its seven and a half overstuffed shelves, I never stopped discovering treasures.

- Alaya Dawn Johnson

Work Big

Stay big in your work and small in your life.

- Alber Elbaz

Behind Equipped

Wouldn't it be great if cars came equipped with screens like that thing they have in Times Square that spells out the news? You could punch out your own instant messages: 'Will the small red car with the ugly driver please stay a little further behind?'

- Albert Brooks

Love Precious

Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on love.

- Albert Camus

Half Bodies

Small bodies, about half a micron in diameter, and later referred to under the name of 'mitochondria' were detected under the light microscope as early as 1894.

- Albert Claude

Trust Important

Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

- Albert Einstein

Truth Large

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

- Albert Einstein